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Primary Purpose

Provides and supervises outside counsel in providing, legal services to support a wide range of real estate and commercial activities of the company.  This includes real estate matters generally (including leases, licenses, easements and other rights-of-way, acquisitions and dispositions, and franchise agreement issues unique to utilities) and commercial transactions for a gas utility, such as infrastructure construction and operation, gas commodity purchasing and trading activities, gas storage and interstate pipeline capacity transactions, utility tariff customer contracts, investment & RD&D transactions, financings and collateral, corporate governance and other corporate matters, intellectual property licensing, brand protection and marketing, oil & gas and antitrust, with some exposure to environmental issues. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as lead counsel drafting and negotiating contracts in a wide variety of disciplines and managing outside counsel and associated experts when applicable and appropriate.
  • Advises internal client groups and assists in formulating and implementing objectives, plans, policies and procedures pertaining to real estate and commercial activities. 
  • Providing and supervising preventive law and compliance guidance to multiple client groups. 
  • Interact regularly with internal clients and understand the goals and sensitivities of client groups.
  • Ensure that law department management and/or business unit leadership stays regularly informed regarding matters assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • JD (Juris Doctor) Graduation from an accredited law school - Required.
  • Top academic credentials strongly desired.


  • At least eight years of relevant experience, including five or more years of hands-on experience in real estate law – Required.
  • Experience at a well-established top tier law firm and/or in-house counsel in a commercial or real estate focused legal department.

 Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed and admitted to practice law in a US jurisdiction – Required. California admitted candidates are strongly preferred but exceptional candidates admitted elsewhere in the US will be considered.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience and understanding of the energy and regulated utility environment is strongly desired.
  • Experience with contract analysis, drafting and negotiating for a wide range of real estate and commercial contracts.
  • Experience in resolving real estate disputes and with condemnation proceedings.
  • Understanding of and experience in zoning and land use law
  • Some domestic travel will be required, mostly within the State of California.  
  • Personal and professional integrity of the highest order.
  • Knowledge in commercial law, with the ability to apply this knowledge accurately to various legal situations affecting client groups.
  • Ability to identify and address legal issues in ongoing operations and new business ventures.
  • Developed business sense with ability to quickly understand the company's business operations and assess and anticipate legal and risk issues impacting operations.
  • Ingenuity and analytical ability. 
  • The ability to work cross functionally and build consensus among various stakeholders
  • Maturity of judgment.
  • Communicates in a clear, concise, understandable manner, both orally and in writing; ability to convey complex legal issues.
  • Tact and diplomacy.
  • Clear and accurate writing with attention to detail. 
  • The ideal candidate will be thoughtful and creative in his/her analysis. He/she will be an expert with oral and written skills to be able to effectively communicate the information in a manner that instills confidence.  We are seeking a team player with strong inter-personal skills and the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Work Schedule

BLENDED: Work a mix of onsite and remote each week, typically 2-3 days onsite per week.

 Competitive Benefits Package

SoCalGas offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  These benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment
  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan and company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Bonus, Restricted Stock, and Pension Plan Eligible
  • And more!

SoCalGas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63390662
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Counsel - Real Estate & Commercial
  • Company Name For Job: SoCalGas
  • Industry: Corporate/In-House
  • Job Function: Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Juris Doctor
  • Min Experience: Minimum 8 years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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